WASTE & RESOURCE RECOVERY

A step forward for GDT

A step forward for GDT

New research from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has found that the oil extracted from GDT's Destructive Distillation process could produce a cleaner diesel blend. Inside Waste speaks to the company about their progress to date.

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A balancing act

A balancing act

In November, the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) welcomed its new CEO, Gayle Sloan. The qualified lawyer who most recently worked at Visy Recycling, told Inside Waste that under her leadership, WMAA would strike a balance between advocacy...

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How energy from waste can help the Australian generation mix, emissions intensity and network stability

How energy from waste can help the Australian generation mix, emissions intensity and network stability

What is the state of play in Australia's National Electricity Market (NEM)? In essence, energy markets in Australia are facing disruption.

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Leaders of organics recycling unveiled

Leaders of organics recycling unveiled

The Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) NSW Division has honoured the leaders in the industry at its AORA 2016 Leadership Awards.

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Inside Australia's new waste and recycling council - what it is, what it's not and what's next

Inside Australia's new waste and recycling council - what it is, what it's not and what's next

The word is out - Australia could soon have a new national waste and recycling council. And at time of writing, there was news that Solo and ResourceCo have expressed an interest in joining the new council. So what should we expect from the National Waste...

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Draft NSW CDS regulation released

Draft NSW CDS regulation released

NSW Environment Minister Mark Speakman has released the draft container deposit scheme (CDS) regulation this week for public comment, ahead of its July 1, 2017 commencement date.

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Inside Waste (Dec): Boom time for organics

Inside Waste (Dec): Boom time for organics

Komptech has been supplying green waste and biowaste processing equipment to Australia and New Zealand since 2005 and according to general manager, Christopher Malan, "it is a very good time to be in the organics business."

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Oil from recycled tyres a cleaner diesel blend: QUT

Oil from recycled tyres a cleaner diesel blend: QUT

QUT mechanical engineers have tested the oil extracted from old tyres in a process developed by Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) and have found that when blended with diesel, the oil could produce a fuel with reduced emissions and no loss of engine...

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Queensland says no to plastic bags

Queensland says no to plastic bags

To date, four states and territories have passed legislation banning the supply of lightweight plastic bags and Queensland looks set to join them.

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Where to from here, WA?

Where to from here, WA?

Ahead of Western Australia's state elections next year, the Waste Industry Alliance (WIA) has met Shadow Minister for Environment Chris Tallentire to discuss a broad range of issues and activities. Next on the agenda, a similar meeting with the Environment...

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